I was listening to last Friday's Happy Jacks Podcast on the ride home yesterday and I heard mention of LotFP's Weird Fantasy ruleset. That was surprising, as the Happy Jacks Folks aren't much into Old School or OSR gaming. If you've ever heard any of their rants on Hit Points, you'd know their overall opinion of D20 gaming. Still, I find them entertaining and even thought provoking at times.
It seems Stu (and least I think it was Stu) recommended Weird Fantasy to listeners based purely on the art, and was getting flack from listeners that wound up buying an OSR product. Kinda funny actually.
And then Tappy opened up his mouth: "Weird Fantasy is 3e with a bit of 2e thrown in." Tappy never ceases to amaze me. No only is he usually clueless, but he has to be the expert on everything - even stuff he has no knowledge of.
I wanted to pull my car over and call the show and correct the putz, but I then realized it's a taped podcast.
I'd write the show, but it takes them 3 months to read an email to the show, so I figured I'd bitch here. ;)
Seriously, it's one of the better podcasts out there, just so long as they refrain from talking about 3e or earlier styled gaming.
Stick to Savage Worlds, Traveller and the like lads. Oh, and keep Tappy's false expertise under control. It's hard to call someone out with a 3 month turn around ;)
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Heard that one myself. I also like Happy Jacks, mostly for their sense of humor. And I agree, when they talk about what they know (GURPS, Traveller and Savage Worlds) I find their comments quite interesting. But, yeah I get the feeling that LotFP is just not their speed.ReplyDelete
They could always be corrected on their forum as well.